As the Edgewater decision approaches, more people are looking at Madison’s development process

Dean Mosiman | 608-252-6141 |

A 16-screen movie theater complex cancels plans to build on Madison’s North Side in favor of Sun Prairie.

A developer drops a $58 million redevelopment on East Washington Avenue after a dispute with city officials over taxpayer assistance, leaving in place a used-car lot.

And the proposed $93 million redevelopment of the historic Edgewater hotel remains uncertain.

Although nearly all proposals to build in the city get approved in some shape, developers have long decried Madison as a business killer, a city inattentive to business needs.

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